Baby Weight Chart

Baby Weight Chart

There are many factors that affect an infant's weight gain; they include body shape, feeding methods, metabolism, and personality. Doctor's regularly use the Centres for Disease Control growth chart to determine your baby's weight.

Babies generally lose up to 5 to 10 percent of their original birth weight. When they are one month old, they should weigh between 6.6 lbs to 11.2 lbs. When they reach three months, they should weigh anywhere from 9.5 lbs to 15.4 lbs. After three months, they should continue to gain between one and two pounds a month for the next three months. When your baby is four months old, they should range in weight from 11 lbs to 17.6 lbs and by the age of six months, healthy babies should weigh between 13.6 lbs to 21.1 lbs.

When your baby reaches age four month, they will or should continue to gain approximately one to two pounds per month through six months. With this in mind when your baby is four months old they should weigh from 11 lbs to 17.6 lbs and when they reach six months their weight should be between 13.6 lbs to 21.1 lbs.

According to the Centres for Disease Control a nine-month-old baby should weigh anywhere from 15.6 lbs to 24 lbs. Babies generally average a growth rate of approximately one pound a month for their first year. When your baby reaches 12 months, they should weigh approximately 17.6 lbs to 26.6 lbs with breast-fed babies being one pound less in weight than formula-fed babies.

When your baby reaches age eighteen months, their recommended weight should be from 20 lbs to 30.6 lbs. Keep in mind, however, that an active baby will not gain as much weight as a laid-back baby.

By the time, your baby reaches 24 months of age their recommended weight should be in the neighbourhood of 22 lbs to 34.1 lbs, which represents almost four times their birth weight.

It is a well-known fact that bottle fed babies gain weight differently than breastfed babies. You can see this difference most after two to three months of age, when bottle-fed babies gain weight a little faster than breastfed babies can. Breastfed babies are typically leaner at one year of age than bottle fed babies. Remember to keep this in mind when using the baby weight charts to compare your baby's weight. Remember that babies tend to lose a portion of their birth weight and that it is not unusual for their weight gains to be erratic.

Discuss It!

ansa ·

my baby is 6.5kg weight,he is 5month he underweight or healthy baby

jamaal ·

My baby just turned 4 months and she was weighed in at she overweight. I tried to tell her mother that she too big for that age.